If you were to ask me to single out one attribute that most describes
liberals/Democrats/Progressives the Left, my answer would be:
The Left say they’re pro-woman — “feminists” — which is why they are in favor of the woman “exercising choice” over “her body”, which are code words for letting women be the sole arbiters as to whether the human life growing in a woman’s womb be allowed to live or die.
Here’s why their so-called “pro-woman” stance on abortion is a crock of horse manure —
Sex-select or gender-based abortion is rampant in China and India. In China’s case, sex-select abortion is an unintended consequence of the Communist Party government’s one-child-per-couple “population control” policy. To qualify, the sex-select part is an unintended consequence; the abortions are not just wholly intended consequences, they are mandated by the state for any woman who’s already had the one allowed child. In the case of India, the government does not restrict Indians to only one child. Abortions are voluntary, not state-coerced, acts.
In both countries, however, traditional culture values males more than females. And so, sex-select abortions in practice mean that, more often than not, it is females who are aborted.
That is gendercide.
The graph below shows the results of sex-select abortions in China and India. Note that the natural worldwide male-to-female birth ratio is 105 to 100. The grossly skewed ratios of nearly 125 to 100 in N.W. India and China are a window on the millions of female babies who are aborted.
In the United States, too, sex-select abortion targets female unborn, especially among immigrants from Third World countries. At least one poll has found 77% of Americans opposing the practice.
One would think that the Left, given their supposed pro-woman stance, would be opposed to sex-select abortion.
Yesterday, a bill sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona), to outlaw sex-select abortion in the United States was defeated in the U.S. House of Representatives.
LifeSiteNews reports, May 31, 2012, that despite a strong majority (246 v. 168), H.R. 3541, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), failed to gain the two-thirds margin of support (i.e., 290 votes) needed for passage. The bill would make it a federal offense to knowingly perform a sex-selection abortion or coerce a woman into such a procedure, or to transport a woman across state lines or into the United States to obtain a sex-selection abortion. The woman herself is not liable for prosecution.
Republicans voted overwhelmingly in favor of the ban on sex-select abortion: 226 voted “yea”; 7 voted “no”. The seven Republicans who voted “no” are:
- Justin Amash (Michigan)
- Charles Bass (NH)
- Mary Bono Mack (Calif.)
- Bob Dold (Illinois)
- Richard Hana (NY)
- Nan Hayworth (NY)
- Ron Paul* (Texas)
In contrast, the majority of Democrats — 161 in all — voted “no”, which means they voted in favor of sex-select abortion. Only 20 Democrats (Altmire, Barrow, Boren, Cooper, Costello, Critz, Cuellar, Donnelly, Garamendi, Holden, Kissell, Lipinksi, Lynch, Matheson, McIntyre, Peterson, Rahall, Reyes, Ross of AR, and Shuler) voted “yea”.
8 Republicans and 9 Democrats were absent.
*Ron Paul’s reason for opposing HR 3541 is because the bill is unconstitutional. He argues: “Congress’s jurisdiction is limited to those areas specified in the Constitution. Nowhere in that document is Congress given any authority to address abortion in any manner. Until 1973, when the Supreme Court usurped the authority of the States in the Roe v. Wade decision, no one believed or argued abortion was a Federal issue.”
A day before the House vote, Barack Obama announced his opposition to the bill. Another prominent opponent of the bill is Planned Parenthood (PP), which was caught on video published this week encouraging sex-selection abortions in Texas and New York. PP says it opposes “gender bias” but confirmed it does perform sex-selection abortions upon request. In a press release Thursday, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) warned legislators that it would score the PRENDA vote as a vote against “women’s health.”
So, the next time some
liberal-Democrat-Progressive leftist proclaims she or he is “pro-choice”, ask them about all the female babies who will be aborted because the majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted against a bill that would outlaw GENDERCIDE in America.
H/t FOTM’s beloved Grouchy Fogie.